Should the non-profit sector lead the charge?

I'm referring to the sluggish uptake of services models for software. Sure we've seen the success of salesforce.

I'm referring to the sluggish uptake of services models for software. Sure we've seen the success of salesforce.com but where's the rest? The Tsunami fundraising introduced me to Kintera, a company clearly pushing enterprise class software in charitable giving--a business process that can easily be replicated from one non-profit to the next. Why should any non-profit expend funds to invest in proprietary infrastructure? Don't we want every dollar used as efficiently as possible, and when the tide is low, not worry that the charity has high overhead carrying costs? Eric Leland makes this case too. I say give to the charity of your choice and ask them to use that money for the cause and not for software development. We see in our IT Prioritiesdata how slow largest enterprises are on pushing web service architectures into their near term plans. Maybe expecting early adoption out of the enterprise is asking too much.

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